Republican senators fact check Trump on foreign policy

2016-04-23 19:50
US presidential candidate Donald Trump. (AP)

US presidential candidate Donald Trump. (AP)

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Washington - The Senate's leading Republican voices on national security matters are assembling an indictment of Donald Trump's worldview.

Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham are two of Trump's sharpest Republican critics.

They've used their posts on the Senate Armed Services Committee to solicit rebuttals from US military leaders that challenge the accuracy and legality of Trump's most provocative foreign policy positions.

Without mentioning Trump by name, they've asked senior officers who testify before the committee about waterboarding extremists, the consequences of targeting terrorists' families, and whether America's key alliances have become obsolete.

Connecting the threads over weeks of hearings would produce a record of remarks that could be strung together and used by opponents of the front-running Republican presidential candidate.

Trump is planning to deliver a foreign affairs speech on Wednesday.

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